By Eli Wallace; Image Credit: Sunflower Farm

We’re officially in the depths of summer, and schedules are packed with sunshine-drenched activities. If you ever do head inside, make it count by enjoying one of these fine Boulder (and American!) activities.

1. National Pride

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Image: Pride Longmont

This isn’t Boulder specific, but it’s worth a mention. America’s having a big day on two fronts today (Friday)—first, with the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, expect rainbow celebrations to burst on the scene throughout the states. In Boulder, that means there’s a love rally going down on the courthouse lawn Friday at 5pm.

Additionally, there’s a host of pride events taking place this weekend, including Longmont Pride.

Perhaps you’re more of a sporting persuasion; if that’s your bag, head to the TV this Friday to cheer on Team USA as they play China. The US Women’s soccer team, by the way, is doing awesome. Game starts at 5pm MST.

2. Peter and the Wolf

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Image Credit: Colorado Music Festival

Kids and families ages 4+ will enjoy this character-driven concert with the Colorado Music Festival. Young musicians from local youth ensembles will be performing as well; afterwards, enjoy the Music Fair (kids can meet characters at this time), an instrument petting zoo, face painting, balloons and other fun.

The Saturday concert runs from 10am to noon at the Chautauqua Auditorium. Tickets $8.

3. The Return of Sunflower Farm – Monday, June 29

The ever-popular Sunflower Farm is reopening on a limited basis. The farm has been a perennial favorite with families, where kids enjoyed playing with farm animals and communing with dirt. The farm has struggled with county regulations and stipulations, and has been allowed to re-open under strict stipulations. First, attendance is very limited per day, and tickets must be purchased online ahead of time. Rainchecks will be issued when appropriate.

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Image: Sunflower Farm Logo

Opening hours are 9am-1pm in the summer months, closed weekends. Admission is $10 and can be purchased here.